Deconstruction, Normativity, and Democracy to Come
Andresen, Joshua, Philosophy Today
No politics, no ethics, and no law can be, as it were, deduced from this thought. To be sure, nothing can be done with it. . . . But should we then conclude that this thought leaves no trace on what is to be done - for example in the politics, the ethics, or the law to come?1
The question of the normative dimension of Derrida's writings has become an increasingly crucial and contentious issue in the reception of deconstruction. While there is a well established line of scholarship that locates fundamental ethical and political principles in deconstruction,2 there is equally prominent scholarship which argues that deconstruction does not and cannot produce ethical and political …
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Publication information: Article title: Deconstruction, Normativity, and Democracy to Come. Contributors: Andresen, Joshua - Author. Journal title: Philosophy Today. Volume: 54. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 103+. © DePaul University Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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